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Bolder Actions

 

Introduction to the Ready by 21 Strategies

Specifically, Ready by 21 helps leaders build broader partnerships, set bigger goals, collect and use better data, and take bolder actions. This webinar guided participants through the essential components of Ready by 21 – the rationale behind Ready by 21, tools and services available to communities and leaders, and the Ready by 21 National Partnership, an unprecedented coalition of organizations representing the government, education, non-profit, business, research and philanthropy sectors.

Improving Systems and Settings: Quality Improvement in Asheville

You need to make high-quality interactions between young people and adults routine. Approaching quality improvement from a community-wide perspective helps to ensure that the good work done in one corner of a community - such as a school, afterschool program or gymnasium - is complemented by work done elsewhere in the community. Joe Bertoletti of the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and Gina Gallo from the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County discussed the work of assessing the quality, reach and coordination of services in Asheville, NC.

Implementing Bolder Strategies 101 Webinar Recording

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Short Description: 
This webinar offers an introduction to the Bolder Actions standards and offers several examples of carrying them out. Broadcast on Aug. 30, 2011, the session was led by Danielle Evennou and Emily Jensen, senior policy associates, and Kiley Bednar, program manager, at the Forum for Youth Investment.

Improve systems and settings

How? By improving entire systems across the variety of settings where children and youth spend their time. Approaching quality improvement from a community-wide perspective helps to ensure that the good work done in one corner of a community – such as a school, afterschool program or gymnasium – is complemented by work done elsewhere in the community.

Here are resources that address common questions:

How do we improve program quality?

Youth Program Quality Intervention Technical Assistance Brief

Friday, September 10, 2010
Short Description: 
The Youth Program Quality Intervention is the basis for numerous improvement projects around the country. The YPQI follows the Assess-Plan-Improve sequence to help programs focus on and improve the quality of program offerings they provide for youth. This brief describes the YPQI, focusing on how it can be implemented in a city, county or state network.

Align policies and resources

That's because policies, practices and funding streams that have been instituted over many years by many different people aren't aligned - and young people suffer. Teachers don't realize that a struggling student needs glasses, because they focus on test scores, not eye tests. A homeless youth spends nights in a hospital waiting room because the staff doesn't know about a transitional living program nearby. Some children receive foster care, but not health care; shelter without education; counseling but little adult supervision.

Developing Strategies from Fiscal Mapping

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Louisville, KY
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Short Description: 
This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the efforts underway in Louisville, Ken., to coordinate youth services and funding, to ensure that the right services are where they are most needed, resources coming in to the community are maximized, individual providers are accountable for program results, and the system as a whole measures and track outcomes.
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